What Should I Consider When Changing My Office Floors?

July 19, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Furniture

Considerations for changing out your office floorsIf there’s one area of your office that takes more of a beating day in, day out than any other area, it’s your floors. They’re walked on, spilled on, and rolled on. Carpet floors become stained, frayed, and worn over time. Tile, concrete, or laminate become scratched and scuffed over time.

Regardless of what type of flooring you have, it may eventually become outdated and tired. In other words, at some point you’ll need to change your office floors. Before you do, there are some things you need to think about, some steps you’ll need to take, and some prep work you’ll need to do.

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Moving to Houston Doesn’t Mean That You Have to Move to Houston Proper

July 19, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Relocation, Office Move

Moving Offices to Houston, TexasThere’s no mistaking the fact that the Texas economy is booming. Texas is a very hospitable location for businesses of all sizes and a hotspot for business relocations. Houston, in particular, is centrally located, served by two major airports, boasts one of the nation’s leading medical districts, and located moments from one of the nation’s largest ports. Houston’s professional workforce is highly educated and it’s low cost of living is incredibly attractive to employers and employees, alike.

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Tips for Installing (or Re-Installing) Teknion Office Furniture

July 16, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Design

Tips for installing Teknion office furnitureIf you’re an office furniture buyer, you’re unquestionably familiar with the Teknion brand. Teknion is one of the most popular furniture brands, especially amongst companies seeking sleek, modern artistry; smart often customizable designs, and modular workspace options. Teknion is known for innovation and delivering designs that integrate seamlessly within any architectural style and work culture.

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2018 Office Trends: Computer Monitor

July 9, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design

workplace room with computersIt’s inevitable that even the most common fixtures of the office workspace eventually get reinvented and reimagined – and that’s a very good thing. Those small tweaks and major changes often lead to tangible increases in workplace productivity and employee satisfaction. Decades ago, a desk was a desk. Period! Today, a desk can be a stationary desk, a standing desk, or a sit-stand desk. Similarly, office chairs used to be, well, chairs. Today they office chairs may be chairs – or stools, kneeling stools, variations on the exercise ball, etc.

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What to Include In Your Work-From-Home Office

July 3, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design

Home Office DesignDecades ago, telecommuters (also known as employees working out of their home offices) used to be rare. Many employees would have jumped at the opportunity to work from home. Employers were much slower to embrace that arrangement. Fast forward, working from home is commonplace and, in some companies, even the status quo.

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How to Announce Your Office Move

June 25, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Move

How to Announce Your Next Office MoveYou’ve probably heard the saying, “Perception is everything.” Change is inevitable in life. Especially when you’re overseeing a business that is preparing to embark upon a major change, it’s important to notify your employees, customers, vendors, and creditors well in advance of said change. It’s even more important to notify all of these stakeholders in a thoughtful way that puts a positive spin on the event in question. This is especially true when the change you’re about to embark on is an office move or relocation.

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Your Office Move Checklist and Timeline

June 8, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Move

Office Moving Checklist by Houston Moving SpecialistsChange is good. Change is exciting. Change signals a new beginning! When you officially make the decision to move your office, you probably experience a slight rush of anticipation. Then reality quickly sets in when you think, “Now what?” You may panic and wonder how you (and your employees, office furniture, equipment, etc.) will get from Point A (where you are currently) to Point B. Your anxiety may be exacerbated if you (as you probably are) are on a tight timeframe (i.e.: needing to completely vacate your current space by X date so you don’t incur late fees from your landlord.)

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LEED - What Does it Really Mean?

May 17, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Save Time & Money

Why Should Facility Managers follow LEED?Facility managers who want their facilities to lead the pack in terms of innovation, sustainability, and a reduced environmental footprint are embracing LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) principles and best practices. More than just a catchy, fleeting acronym, the LEED initiative is the most popular green building certification in the world.

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Respecting and Learning from Employee Push Back

May 15, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Etiquette

Office Managers can Learn from Employee Push BackMost workplaces (especially those with many employees) are microcosms of society as a whole. Within a company’s walls are individuals of varying ages, races, ethnicities, interests, talents, skills, and temperaments. While most organizations have a hierarchical setup (with management at the top and interns at the bottom), each employee, regardless of their role, age, or life experience has been chosen to be part of the company for a reason. 

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2018 Trends: Using Textures in Office Design

May 8, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design

Using Texture in an Office DesignWith the increasing popularity of minimalist office setups that feature neutral colors, streamlined layouts, and a “less is more” approach to décor, office designers are turning to texture to introduce a playful, less-sterile ambiance to the workplace. Textures heighten a room’s sensory elements and can impart nostalgic, homey, comfortable, calming, uplifting feelings to everyday spaces. Life is simply better when it is multi-dimensional, and texture is the ideal way to add dimension without being distracting in a professional setting.

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